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all the way

1. Fully; totally. He's my brother, so I support him all the way. I don't think that meat is all the way cooked yet—it's still pink in the middle.
2. The entire distance. The puppy followed me all the way home.
3. With all available condiments and dressings. I'd like two hamburgers all the way, please.
4. slang Sexual intercourse (when used with the verb "go"). I heard they went all the way last night.
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all the way

 
1. Lit. from the beginning to the end; the entire distance, from start to finish. The ladder reaches all the way to the top of the house. I walked all the way home.
2. Fig. with everything on it, as with a hamburger with pickles, onion, catsup, mustard, lettuce, etc. I'd like one double cheeseburger—all the way. Make mine all the way.
3. Sl. [progressing] up to and including sexual intercourse. They went all the way on their date last night.
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all the way

1. Also, the whole way. The entire distance, from start to finish, as in He ran all the way home, or The baby cried the whole way home. [Late 1700s]
2. Completely, as in I'm on your side all the way. [First half of 1900s]
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ˌall the ˈway


1 (also the ˌwhole ˈway) during the whole journey/period of time: She didn’t speak a word to me all the way back home.
2 completely; as much as it takes to achieve what you want: I’m fighting him all the way.You can count on my support — I’m with you all the way.
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all the way

mod. with everything on it, as with a hamburger. (see also go all the way.) I’d like one double cheeseburger—all the way.
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all the way

From beginning to end; completely: drove all the way from Detroit to Pittsburgh.
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